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Avaton Resort
Ranked #10 of 51 Hotels in Imerovigli
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 5, 2011

Our second stay at the luxurious Avaton Resort after we stumbled across it last year and decided we had to move there from a small hotel in Firastefani, regardless of price!

Laura and her team did not disappoint (again), in fact I would say the hotel had improved since last year. The owner of the hotel is very proud of it (he owns an older hotel in the same village) and he continually looks at ways to improve the experience. I personally love the architecture and the quality of all the furniture, attention to detail etc. The rooms are kept spotlessly clean and well maintained. Wireless internet is free. We took a first floor room this year for the improved views. Other than the occasional donkey hooves going along the path (there are no cars) and birdsong, the place is blissfully quiet and I enjoyed much needed sleep.

Fresh fruit and flowers are brought to your room, a bottle of complimentary wine, unlimited water and toiletries are also included. The spa is free to guests but treatments are charged; all set in a beautiful cave. The breakfasts are the best I've ever had at any hotel ... Helena does an incredible job and all expertly delivered by Markus. They even organised a birthday dessert (with candles) for my partner and never charged for this. Dinner is amazing and I did not find it expensive given the quality of food and the general prices in Santorini (the island is not particularly suitable for budget holidaymakers ...). They don't charge for bottled water, warm bread, dips etc like most other restaurants.

Laura in particular could not be any more professional or helpful; she organised some trips for us, taxis when required - a fantastic service!

We brought friends with us this year and they also loved the place. It's difficult not to relax in such a beautiful hotel in one of the best settings on the island. Oia may be more popular but who wants to be gawped at by thousands of tourists whilst you're relaxing ..?

All in all brilliant value for money and I can't wait to return!

Room Tip: First floor rooms get the best view
  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 27, 2011

Avaton Resort and Spa is far from being a Big Hotel with lots of things to do and a wide range of activities. If you want this, don´t go there!!

But, If you want an exclusive treatment with a lovely and competent staff that never forgets your name and really cares about your stay, not only in the hotel, but also in Santorini. If expect an exclusive breakfast in your own balcony, a lovely and charming room with a wonderful view and a clear atmosphere you must go there!!

Perfect for couples, homeymoons and so on!! I went there with my spouse and it was perfect!!

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank Danilo L
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Reviewed April 16, 2011

We spent 5 nights in Avanton and were delighted by our stay. The place itself is great looking, design and comfortable at the same time. The room was vast and well furnished. The hotel location is very good, in a quiet surrounding and with a breathtaking view on the Santorini's caldera. Imerovigli and even Fira are at walking distance. Oya is accessible by foot and it's a beautifull 2 hours trek to get there, worth every effort.
Avanton room service is also top quality, the food is amazingly good and we almost had diner every night there in order to sample all the recipes from the chef.
We didn't use the spa, but the spa facilities are just amazingly looking.
Our hosts were very helpfull on everything and very friendly. This is a "boutique hotel" (9 rooms ony), so we felt very much at home there.

Room Tip: The 1st floor rooms have a better view.
  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank erik_nicolas
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Reviewed April 11, 2011

We just stayed a week with our 17 year old daughter (1st week of April) . The hotel was absolutely perfect (the april north wind is not really their fault). We had a marvellous week, with excellent service, both by Laura at Reception as by the guy who did all the food service (in the cave restaurant and/or the room). Excellent food, absolutely perfectly clean rooms. the view is magnificent !! Many thanks again to Laura who is absolutely perfect !

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 21, 2010

Arriving in Santorini at low season, we sought our own accommodation. What we found at Avaton was the most beautiful staff, service, meals, views, location and luxury. Laura and Markus were wonderful hosts and their staff were exceptional in their care, their meals (breakfasts, dinner and dining to die for overlooking the sunset) and housekeeping. The indoor spa beneath a hundred tiny downlights set inside a luxurious cave (with steam room and sauna) was superb, as was the arrangement of the rooms overlooking the pool and Caldera. The cleanliness, the room, the area - just everything - was all more than we could have wished for. It is the most delightful and small resort/hotel and only a year or so old. We cannot recommend it highly enough. We ate like royalty and were treated at all times like a king and queen. Such service! Such care in all that they do. Thanks guys - we all cried when we had to leave but so appreciate how truly fabulous your hotel is. You deserve every success. Steve and Julie :)

  • Stayed: November 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 15, 2010

My wife and I spent 3 nights at Avaton. This was to be an upgrade from the place that we had originally booked since it was the end of the season and there were not enough people staying at the Krokos Villas, which we had originally booked. Although we were skeptical at first, we soon realized that Avaton was far superior to Krokos. Marcos, the uberporter and waiter was always at our beck and call and the manager, Laura is a gem. The downside is that the rooms are small and Imerovigli is a EUR 20 cab ride from the ferry port-no transport is furnished by Avaton.Also, the dining facility is unappealing and the dinner prices are quite high, though the food is good.

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 8, 2010

Avaton Resort is a gem hidden away from the main tourist trade. The service was excellent as was the food and the room. Very quiet at night. Just what we were looking for.

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank Parsonthru
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Additional Information about Avaton Resort

Address: P.O. Box 97, Imerovigli, Greece
Location: Greece > South Aegean > Cyclades > Santorini > Imerovigli
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#7 Luxury Hotel in Imerovigli
#11 Romantic Hotel in Imerovigli
Price Range: $299 - $1,084 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Avaton Resort 4.5*
Number of rooms: 9
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Also Known As:
Avaton Hotel Imerovigli
Avaton Resort Santorini/Imerovigli, Greece

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